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What you are will show in what you do.
Thomas A. Edison

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to
conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

Make today worth remembering.
Zig Ziglar

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge
around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.
Margaret Thatcher

When the opportunity or impulse is there - act!
Rhonda Byrne

The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no
one else seems to see need to be done.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

When I rest, I rust.
German proverb

Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the
television every day for years because you are afraid of expressing what you are. Expressing
what you are is taking action... Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation,
no results, and no reward.
Don Miguel Ruiz

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
Charles Dickens

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
Thomas Carlyle

Cato said the best way to keep good acts in memory was to refresh them with new.
Sir Francis Bacon

Between the word and the deed there is a long step.
French proverb

Think before you act and then act decisively. Fortune favors the brave.
Brian Tracy

It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the business of life, to work harder
and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong
wall.
Stephen R. Covey

Footprints on the sands of time will never be made sitting down.
Evan Esar

The deed is everything, the glory nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor.
Jim Rohn

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer

What's the use of watching? A watched pot never boils.
Elizabeth Gaskell

We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
The hand is more important than the eye. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Jacob Bronowski

We must do the best we can with what we have.
Edward Rowland Sill

We must create our own world.
Louise Nevelson

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have
already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.
Harold Nicolson

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John A. Shedd

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The only cure for grief is action.
George Henry Lewes

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing
it.
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging.
Duke Snider

It is a human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Antatole France

He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
Maimonides

It is easy to sit up and take notice; what is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Honore de Balzac

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